Congratulations, HHS Library Staff!
The Harrisburg High School Library led by teacher-librarian Eve Langerock and supported by administrator, Ryan Rollinger, was awarded the state level 21st Century School Library Award. Each year the SD State Library, a division of the SD Dept. of Education, recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: The Place (both physical and online learning environments), The Program, and The Professional.
Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide artifacts and evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period.
All awardees were honored at the annual Systems Change Conference on October 11.
Exemplary Award recipients:
Aberdeen Central High School Library, Aberdeen; Librarian Mikayla Arechigo, Administrator Dr. Jason Uttermark
Alcester-Hudson Elementary School Library, Alcester; Librarian Nola Conner, Administrator Tim Rhead
Alcester-Hudson Jr/High School Library, Alcester; Librarian Nola Conner, Administrator LeeAnn Haisch
Creekside Elementary School Library, Spearfish; Librarian Sheleen Bauer, Administrator Dan Olson
Georgia Morse Middle School Library, Pierre; Librarian Renae Lehman, Administrators Dr. Kyley Cumbow and Brandon Lowery
Harrisburg High School Library, Harrisburg; Librarian Eve Langerock, Administrator Ryan Rollinger
Stagebarn Middle School Library, Piedmont; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Dave Olson
Sturgis Middle School Library, Sturgis; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Chad Hedderman
Enhanced Award recipients:
Dakota Valley Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School Libraries, Dakota Valley; Librarian Erin Nilges, Administrators Harlan Halverson, Eric Sommervold, and Dr. Jerry Rasmussen
Lennox Jr/High School Library, Lennox; Librarian Michael Larson, Administrator Chad Allison
R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School Library, Sioux Falls; Librarian Nicole Ulvestad, Administrator Kevin Dick
Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School Library, Sioux Falls; Librarian Jenni Egstad, Administrator Tracy Vik
Sturgis Brown High School Library, Sturgis; Librarian Scottie Bruch, Administrator Pete Wilson
Find more information on the State Library’s 21st Century School Library Award webpage.